The year was 1987, and the world was excited as Michael Jackson released his iconic album, “Bad,” and U2 toured in support of “The Joshua Tree.” Amid all the noise, Fleetwood Mac released their album “Tango in the Night,” With it came the hit single “Seven Wonders.”
This was a time when pop culture was at its peak, with MTV and music videos reigning supreme. And Fleetwood Mac knew how to create a music video to capture their audience’s attention. The video for “Seven Wonders” was set in a mystical, dreamlike world, with Stevie Nicks draped in flowing robes, Lindsey Buckingham strumming his guitar, and the band harmonizing to the song’s infectious melody.
As someone born a decade after this song’s release, I am transported to a different era every time I watch this video. The nostalgia that comes with hearing a song from a bygone era is something that can’t be replicated, and “Seven Wonders” captures the essence of the ’80s perfectly. From the soft-focus shots to the glittery costumes, this video is a time capsule of the era’s aesthetics.
But the song itself is what truly makes this performance stand out. “Seven Wonders” is a pop-rock masterpiece, with its catchy chorus and Stevie Nicks’ ethereal vocals. It’s a song that feels like it was made for singing along to a stadium full of people, with its uplifting lyrics and infectious energy.
As someone who has always been drawn to the Americana aesthetic, there’s something about Fleetwood Mac that feels timeless. The band’s ability to create music that speaks to the heart sets them apart, and “Seven Wonders” is no exception.
Interestingly, “Seven Wonders” was written by Sandy Stewart and her then-husband Stevie Nicks’ former flame, Lindsey Buckingham. Nicks has said that the song was originally titled “All the Beautiful Worlds,” but Buckingham convinced her to change the title to “Seven Wonders,” as it had more of a punch to it. And indeed, the song’s title is fitting, as it celebrates the beauty found in everyday life.
But what most people don’t know is that “Tango in the Night” almost didn’t happen. The band was on the brink of collapse, with Lindsey Buckingham contemplating leaving the group. However, the band’s members put their differences aside and came together to create an album that would be one of their most successful.
In a world where everything moves so fast, it’s easy to forget about the power of music and how it can bring people together. And that’s why I urge you to share this video with your friends and loved ones. Because “Seven Wonders” is more than just a song – it’s a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the world around us. So be sure to hit the like and share button because this performance deserves to be celebrated and shared with generations to come.